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The Terror Aboard the Speedwell

by Javy Gwaltney


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About the Story

A sci-fi horror story with many different endings, this game takes place in the same fictional universe of You Were Made For Loneliness, an earlier work by a team which included this author as the lead designer.

You can play as either Julia or Zoe; each protagonist has their own unique personality which influences their dialogue and options.

Content warning: Suicide, PTSD, and cannibalism are themes explored in The Terror Aboard The Speedwell. Violence, gore, and strong language are also part of the game.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 16, 2014
Current Version: 1.0
License: Commercial
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: he3oro2uw3ljwpn8

Off-Site Reviews

Indie Games
Terror Aboard The Speedwell brings classic horror movie action to Twine

Most Twine games are short, but Javy Gwaltney has put together a horror Twine game with the word count of a novel. Branching storylines mean you won't be seeing all 90,000+ words in one play through, but it's given the author plenty of room to put together a story that perfectly captures, to use the author's own words, "Schlocky sci-fi and horror tropes".

In Terror Aboard The Speedwell, you play an officer about the Speedwell, a ship sent from Mars to check out whatever is left of Earth. On the planet's surface you are attacked by strange creatures; one of your crew members gets bitten on the way back to the ship and the infection turns her into a monster hell-bent on hunting down everyone on board. With two months left until the ship reaches Mars, you must try to survive.

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Indie Games
Strongly recommended CYOA horror game
With 60 possible endings, over 50,000 words, 2 protagonists and dozens of difficult, story-altering choices to make, The Terror Aboard The Speedwell is a unique piece of interactive fiction you'll just have to play over and over again. Yes, over and over and over again, for this is an excellent sci-fi horror adventure that manages to have properly interesting characters, panic inducing set pieces and can unravel itself in all sorts of melancholy/gory/heroic/sweet/unfair/deadly ways.
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